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Dallas, TX – A copy of the Declaration of Independence that was published by The Democratic Press publisher John Binns and a daguerreotype of one of the partners whose discovery of gold helped spark the California Gold Rush sold for $30,000 to lead Heritage Auctions’ Americana & Political Auction to $1,182,076 Sept. 14-

Dallas, TX – Raising nearly $100,000 to help comic-book creators was the very best way to spend Batman Day.

Saturday afternoon, Heritage Auctions sold 110 original Batman No. 75 covers illustrated by some of the industry’s best and best-known names, among them DC Comics Creative Officer and Publisher Jim Lee, Eisner Award-winner Arthur Adams and The Dark Knight Returns’ creator Frank

Dallas, TX – Any Alex Raymond primer should begin with this excerpt from A History of the Comic Strip, written in 1968 to coincide with an exhibition in the hallowed halls of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs at the Palais du Louvre.
“Of all the great comic-strip creators, Alex Raymond unquestionably possessed the most versatile talent,” it begins. “Other artists surpassed

Boston – A thick lock of Abraham Lincoln's hair and a historically significant telegram sold for $81,250, according to Boston-based RR Auction.

The hair was removed during his postmortem examination, measuring approximately 2″ long, and was presented to Dr. Lyman Beecher Todd, a cousin of Mary Todd Lincoln.

The hair is mounted to an official War Department manuscript telegram

Dallas, TX – Frank Frazetta’s The Princess of Mars, one of the most identifiable and influential pieces of the artist's storied career, sold Thursday for $1.2 million. It was a remarkable and thrilling kick-off

Connecticut — All of the important Churchill lots at the start of the sale sold over estimate. Some of the high spots included lot 9 a typescript newspaper article, first line "Is a European war becoming more probable? " with comments on the "United States of Europe", with original hand-written corrections. [Avignon, France: sent 10th August 1931]. for $6930; lot 10 was a 6-page typed carbon-

Los Angeles – Edward Gorey original art pieces "Tales of Good and Evil" and "Tattooed Man and Associate” sold for $16,801 and $8,750 respectively Thursday night at Nate D. Sanders Auctions.

Tales of Good and Evil

The original artwork was done for the cover of Nicolai Gogol's short story collection, Tales of Good and Evil, unpublished but closely

New York — The second iteration of Swann Galleries’ LGBTQ+ Art, Material Culture & History sale on Thursday, August 13 was a resounding success. The auction bested last year’s results, totaling $1,023,375, hammering above the high estimate for the

London — An historically important collection of antiquarian cookery books and manuscripts assembled by hotelier and television presenter, Ruth Watson was 100% sold at Bonhams Fine Books and Manuscripts sale in London on Wednesday 19 August. The collection as a whole made £152,260, nearly three times its lower estimate.

Boston — A group of four Elektra Records signed promotional photos of The Doors sold for $18,262, according to Boston-based RR Auction.

The vintage matte-finish photographs individually signed in black felt tip, "J. Morrison," "John Densmore," "Robby," and “Ray.”

This is the only set of these entire band signed Elektra Records promo photos that RR Auction has ever offered, with